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Belgium and Benin work together to improve the well-being of the Beninese population and State entities, in a spirit of partnership and shared responsibility. Our approach puts the priority on partnership, the transfer of skills, sustainability and innovation.


Despite the fact that Benin’s economy is highly dependent on agriculture, the country is not self-sufficient in terms of food. The agricultural world is challenged by problems with the availability of good quality inputs, climate variations and poor product-processing and marketing capacity.

Enabel helps Benin to improve agricultural performance, with a view to ensuring sustainable food and nutritional sovereignty, and contributing to the country’s economic and social development. Our involvement focuses on strengthening all the links in the value chain and develop the production, processing and marketing of pineapples and the cashew industry in a sustainable manner.

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Port sector

Cotonou Port is one of the largest ports on the West African coast. Enabel is supporting it with its modernisation efforts, in order to make it more efficient and more competitive.

The goal is to strengthen its competitive positioning by facilitating investment, developing the skills needed to operate the port and working on environmental issues.

man pointing at a boat at the port


Despite the government’s efforts, malaria, anaemia and respiratory infections remain the main causes of death in Benin. HIV/AIDS remains stable (1.2%), but new diseases are emerging. These can be blamed on changes in eating habits, urbanisation and a more sedentary life style.

We intervene at every level of the health system, supporting the Ministry of Health as well as hospitals and health centres. Enabel promotes rights and access to sexual and reproductive health services. To optimise resources in the sector and ensure adequate monitoring, Enabel also provides support for the digitalization of good quality data in the health sector.

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Contact the Enabel team in Benin

Lot A1, Quartier Les cocotiers
02 BP 8118 Cotonou
T + 229 21 30 59 37 |
Resident Representative: Jean-François Michel

News & Events


15 December 2022

Take part in our #EnablingTheFuture event

On 15 December, Enabel invites you to its first event on the theme of social innovation in its office in Brussels or online. #EnablingTheFuture

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22 November 2022

Study: Quality of Youth Corners and Youth-friendly Services and Expectations in Rwanda

This booklet presents a summary of the results of the assessment of the Quality of youth corners and other related youth-friendly services at the health centers and expectations of young people and the community. The study was conducted to assess the quality status of services offered to young people in the Youth Corners identify adolescents’/community expectations to draw recommendations and design evidence-based strategies for improvement of the ASRH services.

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22 November 2022

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of adolescents and youth through the adoption of various policies and strategies to ensure an access to affordable and equitable services. However, the country continues to face several pressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Read the study

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23 November 2022

Interview with Adélaïde Kourouma on Urban Entrepreneurship in Guinea

Fostering the growth of emerging Guinean businesses. Read the interview.

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24 August 2022

Social Health Protection – A path to fight against inequalities

Every country in the world faces the challenge of protecting its population. But how to set up social protection? Where to start? Enabel provides a roadmap based on our expertise.

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Visit to a small hydro power plant in Mozambique. Man showing people around. Resources

22 November 2022

Brochure: Belgium – Mozambique cooperation programme 2023-2028

The Belgian cooperation has been active in Mozambique for 20 years. Enabel focuses on improving the living conditions of people through close collaboration with the Mozambican public institutions, private sector, civil society and communities. Read the brochure for more information.

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